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Meet Lesley, Our QSHE Director…

This week’s Meet the Team is with Lesley Hamilton, who has worked for us for almost 10 years now, playing a crucial role in Ergro’s success and development.

We took some time to find out what makes her tick and what she gets up to in her downtime.

You’ve been with Ergro for over 9 years now, why are you still here?

“Every day is different. My role is very varied, and there is always something new to learn, from learning about the technical side of HVAC to learning new ideas to incorporate into the strategic development of the business. In the 9 years of being at Ergro I have never had that feeling of not wanting to go to work or losing the passion for the business, it is an addictive environment to work in, where progression can be seen clearly when we look back at how far we have come in the last 10 years. I will be at Ergro until I retire and every year, I can see more and more developments and growth and it’s the best feeling to be part of that.”

What’s the best way to spend a weekend?

“I like cooking and hosting. Cooking is my relaxation and there is nothing better than spending the day cooking and the evening hosting dinner with friends and family or going out to a nice restaurant and tasting different varieties of food. I also like to attend cookery courses and learn to cook foods from different countries whether it is cookery course in the UK or abroad.  I have 3 grandchildren and love to see them and be childish with them, whether its jumping in puddles, making pizza or at the soft play area.

My dog also takes up a fair bit of time at the weekend, he is very large, very hairy and suffers from FOMO so tends to come everywhere with us.”

What’s the best part of your job?

“As much as it sounds a bit cliché, I would say the people, not only the staff but also those in the wider circle of Ergro. There are so many different characters and getting to know each person brings new ideas, views, and opinions.

The other part of my job I enjoy is processes and procedures, as my colleagues will know!  I love the evolution of systems and implementing ideas to make work processes easier. Whether that’s writing a new policy or process, introducing a new app, or being part of the bid team delivering a top-class tender submission, its rewarding seeing ideas and teamwork come to life.”

If you could move to any other country, which would you move to, and why?

“I have to say Italy is probably my favourite country, not just because of the Aperol and Pasta, but because of the people, climate, and attitude to life.

I visited Sicily last year and it must be one of the most beautiful places I have visited for a long time. Every corner you turn is more beautiful than the last. The architecture is outstanding, the history and the ambience on the Island is just so inviting, and the climate is a lot warmer than the UK and I love the sun. In Sicily, one minute we were lying on the beach enjoying the sun sipping prosecco and the next day we were trekking up Mount Etna!  Lake Como was similar, we hired a speedboat and cruised around Lake Como for a couple of hours, it felt as if I was an imposter, a few hours later we were sitting in a lovely Italian café enjoying aperitif.

I love Europe, I love the coastline, the people, the food, the buzz but relaxing vibes and of course the short flight and mediterranean food.”

Do you have any tips for success?

“My main tip is to complete what you start, if you say you are going to do something then make sure it is done, and it is done to the best standard you can do. If you don’t know the answer, then google Is a great encyclopaedia or there is always somebody who does know. I am always reading, studying and listening, there is so much information and ideas available via various medias, you never stop learning something new.”